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sherin65 09-01-2006 10:47 AM

Substitution for Sesame Paste?
Is there a substitution for Tehini or Sesame Paste? I've never used it and have a recipe calling for it. Will a touch of sesame oil be acceptable?


Chef_Jen 09-01-2006 10:49 AM

depends whats the recipe?

sherin65 09-01-2006 10:51 AM

It's a recipe from my food coop called BABA GHANNOUJ. I reads like eggplant dip to use with bread or pita chips. They gave us several eggplants this week and I don't know what to do with all of them.

urmaniac13 09-01-2006 10:52 AM

It can be made at home, if you have some sesame oil and ample supply of sesame seeds.
Here is an example of a recipe. I haven't tried it but seems pretty simple, I would like to, as the ready made ones are rather expensive.
personally, I would dry toast the sesame seeds before blending, to give the aroma a lift.

sherin65 09-01-2006 10:55 AM

Thanks! I have a lot of sesame seeds in the freezer to use in my salads.

Chopstix 09-01-2006 11:03 AM

Sherin, my hummus recipe calls for tahine paste but I just grind up dry toasted sesame seeds and add a touch of sesame oil.

Gretchen 09-01-2006 11:04 AM

I have often made hummus without it--just some sesame oil.

jennyema 09-01-2006 11:04 AM

There isn't a sub for tahini in baba. Without it it will taste entirely wrong, IMO. Sesame oil won;t do it.

You can buy it in the store, but you may have to buy more than you can use.

Eggplant caponata may be an option if you can't get tahini.

sherin65 09-01-2006 11:06 AM


There isn't a sub for tahini in baba. Without it it will taste entirely wrong, IMO. Sesame oil won;t do it.
Will the homemade link for tahini in the above post be ok?

Mel! 09-01-2006 11:24 AM

sesame paste
Please would u say what u are cooking, and then i think i could help u better.
The thing with the closest taste and texture to tahina i know would be peanut butter.
But if u are making a dip or something like that, maybe sesame oil or even yougurt would be a good substitute.

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